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♪ ♪ dan says that to me every morning. >> i wake up and i'm here and the reality comes true. >> and he realizes it's a nightmare. dream cars stolen in mere seconds from luxury dealerships and the dramatic heists are captured by surveillance
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cameras. >> it should help them track down the thieves before they steal again. cecilia vega shows how they quickly strike. >> reporter: they have the keys. all these hooded thieves had to do is find the car that matches. surveillance video catching them in the act. the team of thieves running through this dealership and right there in their hands a board filled with keys. watch as they go from car to car clicking those electronic keys to find the right car when the lights flash, jackpot. they drive away. >> they were able to get inside each of them, jumping in one of the cars and trying to drive off with it. >> reporter: if it seems like a scene straight out of a movie, it is. >> hello, ladies. >> reporter: but getting away wasn't so easy for the crooks in "gone in 60 seconds." stolen cars are big business. one car taken in this country every 43 seconds. these thieves hit three different san francisco area dealerships in just 48 hours
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driving off with 22 of the most expensive cars made from range rovers and bmws to audis and mercedes. now the fear is what comes next? those thieves still have more keys and the dealers fear they may strike again. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> that's just why you have to always buy, i guess, cheap cars, right? >> yeah. apparently hondas and toyotas are pretty valuable, too. >> it's like i guess you aren't really safe. unless you are sporting the rolls royce, miss reena. >> little do people know i actually take the bus to work. >> which is why we share a commuting time, right? >> uh-huh. >> when the going gets rough, just mellow out. the growing number of stressed out moms turning to marijuana to ease their daily ups and downs. and they are going public with mommy's little helper. the newly crowned miss america responds to allegations she was a bully at her college. it's an abc news exclusive. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ little wine because a growing number of moms with young kids are smoking a joint or two just to help melt away the stress. >> with recreational pot legal in colorado and washington, parents are spreading the buzz saying, hey, it's okay. we're "up all nightline" with juju chang. >> reporter: by day she's a busy mom chasing her two sons. but by night, this is how jane west likes to let loose. >> let's do it.
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>> reporter:ite joint of artisanal marijuana. that's right. like jane, a 38-year-old entrepreneur, these young moms are unapologetic about getting high. it's not against the law to get high but that doesn't mean taking a tacoma is socially -- toke is socially acceptable. some are adamant that pot and parenthood simply don't mix. >> how would you feel if your kids started smoking pot? >> the same way i'd feel if they started drinking alcohol. we need to talk about substance use. they need to be responsible. i truly hope they don't start using substances until they're adults. >> reporter: jane is making it her mission to bring pot out of the shadows and into the spotlight. >> if other people were willing to talk about it instead of saying, i was so drunk last night. be this comfortable saying, i was so stoned last night, then more people would be talking about it just as openly. >> reporter: she's not only convinced this is the beginning of the end of pot prohibition nationwide, she wants to spread the word as the founder of edible events, a company throwing elegant,
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upscale, weed friendly parties. >> it's almost as if pot use is coming out of the closet. >> i'd like to to come out of the closet. dressed in heels and go out on a friday night. >> reporter: she's not alone when it comes to moms getting high. the risk comes with higher stakes than just being judged on the playground. brittany gets high regularly. and she's mom to a 2-year-old boy. she's also a local columnist who wrote recently about the very real risk that child protective services can take your kids away if they think you are an irresponsible pot smoker. >> based on just the fact it's even in my home, which is crazy. >> reporter: colorado child protective services tells us a parent's marijuana use is held to the same standard as alcohol or prescription pills. but critics believe parents who smoke pot are putting their kids at risk. dr. margaret haney of the marijuana research lab has been studying the effects of pot for 20 years. she says the fact that people react differently is precisely the problem. >> heavy smokers can operate
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fairly well while high because they become tolerant to all the disruptive effects. but you really want to think through what your kids are witnessing and how your behavior might be changing after you smoke. >> reporter: here in denver, legalization has turned the city into a mecca for a new type of drag queen. whether or not you think pot should be legal, even critics believe it's only a matter of time before other states legalize pot as well. economists predict within five years the business of legal marijuana will exceed $10 billion, which is why jane founded a ladies networking group called women grow to encourage others to get in on the ground floor. in fact, jane is busy preparing for the splashiest, highest profile event of her career. a fund-raiser for the colorado symphony orchestra at the upscale concert venue known as red rock. jane hopes what's happening here will make smoking dope seem elegant, even refined and eventually change the tune of the debate. juju chang, abc news, new york.
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>> we joke about it, but it's going to become a serious issue. >> absolutely. >> stay with us. y with us.
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wednesday "mix." the white house released this video. the president in town for meetings with the united nations and this is how he disembarked from marine one. you can see the salute to the marines at the base of the helicopter. but in his right hand, as he is saluting is a coffee cup. >> oh, come on. >> and this is stirring up quite a lot of reaction online. some are saying this may have been a presidential slip. others are saying that it showed no respect for the armed forces. either way, though, it does make you stop for a second and just kind of like, look at this. >> you know you'll be saluting as you come down the stairs and the whole traffic situation is yours. you can stop at starbucks anywhere and get a latte. >> this is theological point that reena is making.
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i'm sure marine one has like a little self-service station. >> espresso machine or something. well, every girl spends so much money, many women, i should say, on their wedding dress. take a look at this design by one woman. $30. she made her own wedding dress. it's a pineapple stitch. >> for 30 bucks? >> she did it on the way to work on the bus for five months. >> wow. >> this is the part i love the best. that dress, machine washable, doesn't wrinkle, doesn't need special care and she's washed it several times. that is one smart cookie. >> as a certified crafter, i'm very impressed. that's very cool for $30. and you did it on your commute. what do we do? the "times" crossword puzzle and avoid eye contact with anyone else riding the sub way at this time. in the united king doll, a single mother reached out.
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she needed some medication. her car broke down. needed the medicine. what did she do? she posted on facebook on a group saying, help, i need someone to help bring me some medication. a manchester university student saw the posting normally throughout to help sell bicycles and motorcycles. jumps on his motorcycle. zooms off. picks up her medication. drives it to her house. total strangers. he saved the day. >> the power of social media. who knew. we're hearing more of these stories about people helping. >> now he's got a job at -- as delivery man apparently. speaking of a job as delivery man, can you imagine police showing up with your cheese pizza you ordered from pizza hut? it happened in portland. when the pizza hut driver got injured in a crash, these two guys, michael filbert and royce curtis from the portland police department, they brought the pizza to the man. he took a picture. and he sent it in to the spokesperson at the police department. >> that's one time you want to get pulled over.
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this morning on "world news now" -- attack ois. this morning on "world news now" -- attack on isis. the u.s.-led coalition takes strategic aim from the air as the situation an the ground develops with more and more refugees leaving syria. we're live with the latest. flaring up. what led to more tension in ferguson, missouri, a month and a half after a racially charged fatal police shooting. the new anger and resentment. hot pursuit. police in southern california chase the driver of a u-haul truck. the big scare and how it ended near a world famous theme park. and stepping away. the surprises as "dancing with the stars" judges dismiss a second contestant from the stage this season. the big farewell and who is showing promise. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, september 24th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." >> good wednesday morning to you. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. we begin with the situation an the ground in the middle east and the u.s.-led air strikes in syria on monday night. they were all part of a blitz of nearly 250 bombs and missiles from 48 fighter jets, bombers, drones and navy ships centered around the isis stronghold of raqqa. >> it wasn't just isis in the cross hairs. alex marquardt joins us live from near the syrian border in turkey with the latest. alex, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. those two air strikes that you just mentioned, the targeted vehicles that belong to isis and even though they took place during the daytime on tuesday, that's yesterday local time, the pentagon is considering those to be part of the initial wave of strikes. so far we haven't heard about anything beyond that first wave. now it's about -- it is 9:00 a.m. in syria. the fact we haven't seen a second assault yet tells us that
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this isn't going to be as the pentagon has repeatedly said, another shock and awe campaign. this campaign in syria will look much like the air strike campaign against isis in iraq where over the past six weeks we've seen a few strikes a day or every few days against isis targets. it will likely slow down quite a bit. >> i want to ask about the syrian refugee situation an the turkish border. how has that been impacted by this campaign? >> reporter: the numbers we've seen coming across the boarder has slowed way down. yesterday there were only around 1,000 refugees who had crossed into turkey whereas in the previous four days there had been over 130,000. many were actually trying to go back yesterday. i spent most of the day at a border crossing where families were trying to go back into northern syria, back into their villages. it's fair to say these strikes have given a fair bit of
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confidence to those kurdish communities in northern syria that were coming under attack by isis over the past week. that said, the vast majority of those refugees remain in turkey and are looking for shelter. >> possibly an even bigger threat, alex, the khorasan group. >> about a week ago, most of us had never heard of this group. think of it as a cell of al qaeda. it's a group of around third hardened al qaeda veterans from afghanistan, yemen, pakistan and other places. but their goal isn't to take down the assad regime like the other al qaeda group in syria. it's not to create an islamic state like isis. their goal is to recruit western jihadists in syria to then carry out attacks at home, including what's being called an imminent plot against the united states. this group was focused on developing new types of explosives that could, for example, be carried on to planes without detection. >> developments coming still.
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alex marquardt reporting live from turkey. thanks for your time and stay safe as always. a tense standoff in the streets of ferguson, missouri, this morning. it began yesterday when neighbors woke up to a fire burning a memorial at the site where michael brown was killed by a police officer last month. after night had fallen, a crowd gathered there. some looting a nearby beauty parlor. police arrived. protesters faced off against them chanting. there are reports of arrests at this hour. police barricades are up and some are vowing to stay there all night. the white house is stepping up security following the fence jumping incident, a second shorter fence has been added in front of the permanent one. it comes four days after an army veteran scaled the fence and entered the executive mansion with a knife. on tuesday, five demonstrators shut down a checkpoint at the white house. they were removed by secret service officers. this morning the desperate manhunt for a cop killer resumes in pennsylvania.
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a new side of eric frein is revealed in documentary footage. it shows frein participating in a vietnam war re-enactment. they believe frein is hiding out in the woods. now to another search under way. police are looking for three people who snatched two teenaged girls off the streets and held them captive. after nearly a full day they managed to escape and borrowed a stranger's phone to make a desperate 911 call. here's neal karlinsky with that chilling tape. >> they took us. somebody took us. >> reporter: two teenage girls hysterical an the phone with 911 just minutes after escaping what police call a random and terrifying kidnapping. >> he took us in their car. >> are you still in the car? >> no, we got out of the car. >> reporter: the 16-year-old and 17-year-olds told police it began when they snuck out at 2:00 a.m. during a sleepover and were approached by a red suv. two men and a woman inside
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offering them a ride. the girls declined and say that's when they were forced in at knife point. the mother of one of the victims agreed to speak if her identity was hidden. >> every time they moved or whimpered or anything, they would punch them or my daughter was cut in multiple places. >> reporter: police say it went on like that for 19 hours. the girls' hands duct taped until one point when the car was stopped they wiggled free and made a run for it. >> what's the address of your emergency? >> i don't know. can you help me? >> reporter: police are still on the hunt for the red suv and say the two girls are lucky to have made it out. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> so difficult to hear those calls. in other news this morning, the cause of an apartment fire that injured ten people is under investigation. the officials say some people had to jump out of a second and third story windows to get to safety. hundreds of firefighters battled this blaze that started in a second floor hallway.
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five adults and three children were being treated for smoke inhalation. that blaze appears to be suspicious. to the west, firefighters are finally getting a handle on california's biggest wildfire. a turn could provide new problems. the king fehr has scorched 140 square miles destroying 12 homes and triggering the evacuation of nearly 3,000 people. the fire is now about 35% contained but high winds and dry conditions could reverse those gains. further south, they are praying for some dry conditions in parts of new mexico and west texas. remnants from hurricane odile and fresh storm system moving through the area triggered flash floods watching out roads, flooding homes and submerging entire neighborhoods. fortunately, the rain for these areas, it's about to end. >> yes, but not so the case in other parts of the country. here's a look at today's weather. heavy rain for much of the west coast.
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up to four inches possible in some areas in the pacific northwest. the southwest will catch a bit of a break but a band of showers extends from north texas to the great lakes. and more heavy rain for the southeast coastline. >> temperatures are cooling for much of the nation. 60s and 70s for most of the east. 80s in the south and to the west. phoenix will see another day of triple digits. california police have a lot of moves when it comes to ending high-speed cases. last night they were on the trail of a u-haul truck near disneyland. the driver took. when they tried to pull him over for failing to yield. the cops used a pit maneuver to force the truck to spin. the driver surrendered and is behind bars. turns out the truck was stolen. >> because no one is moving at that time of the night anyway, right? >> very good point. >> the cheetah population got a healthy boost last week. five new cubs born at the richmond zoo in virginia. >> mom is a 3-year-old named milani. this is her first litter. dad is a 6-year-old. it's not always a sure thing that captive cheetahs will have a maternal instinct. this new family seems to be doing just fine.
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>> even if sometimes the cubs have to kind of wait in line for dinnertime, but still, all look very happy. the mother cub was in labor for six hours. >> no epidural, i'm guessing. >> i don't know if that's optional at the zoos. cute and cuddly until they rip your face off. >> never know what's under the desk. coming up on "the skinny," a celebrity chef took a bitter turn and has now tried a new recipe for success starting today. >> but first -- there she is. there she is right there. miss america in the middle of a scandal so soon after winning the crown. her response with some harsh allegations. it's an abc news exclusive. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ little miss can't be wrong ♪ little miss can't be wrong so her platform was about fighting domestic abuse. now miss america is facing serious allegations. >> did she haze her sorority sisters in college? she's doing damage control this morning as brandi hitt reports. >> miss new york! >> reporter: just one week after being crowned miss america, a
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role model meant to represent intelligence, beauty and grace, kira kazantsev finds herself facing allegations of hazing. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with "good morning america" she says she was forced out of the sorority at hofstra university last year. the website jezebel reporting it came after an investigation that under kira's supervision, pledges in the incoming class were called names and made to perform physical tasks to the point of bruising and exhaustion. but miss america, whose platform is combating domestic violence, describes those events differently. >> under the definition of haze, yes, i was involved. you'd stand in a line and they -- a few sleepless nights. crafting. things that were like menial tasks. >> reporter: she was ultimately kicked out of it over an e-mail
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she sent joking about scaring pledges that was taken out of context. but experts familiar with the college ritual and the code of silence say it's no laughing matter. >> if she wanted to bring the anti-hazing message to the country, that would be a great idea that it is happening and kids are getting hurt every single day and also dying. >> reporter: the miss america organization is standing by its winner saying she's been fully transparent about her termination from the sorority. reena and dan? >> this is -- she'll continue on with her platform and touring the country and the world. no doubt the question will come up time and time again. it will be interesting to see if any of her former sisters will come forward. >> it was an anonymous source that leaked this to jezebel website. and it just seems like this may not be the last we hear of this. coming up in "the skinny," the surprises on "dancing with the stars" as the second celebrity of the season gets the boot. and the hip-hop mogul that's made more money than anybody else in the business. "the skinny" up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny." topping the headlines, the second celebrity hanging up their dancing shoes. >> just two weeks into season 19, "dancing with the stars," tavis smiley was given the boot last night. smiley had been paired with professional dancer sharna burgess. >> she said, "i do not live a life of regrets. it's been a wonderful experience." no drama or finger-pointing. just great sportsmanship. you wish you'd be able to last a little longer into the season. not crying about how you didn't stretch out enough before your dance or whatever that was. anyway. "forbes" magazine is out with a
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list of artists that are tops in the music business. number-one making a bundle outside of the recording industry. >> that's right. fore forbes named dr. dre number one in hip hop banking $620 million in pretax earnings not just over the past year. he made more than any other musician evaluated by "forbes." a lot of his income comes from the sale of his high-end head phone company beats to apple. that was worth $3 billion. >> do you have those? you are hip. you have those. >> i am so uncool. >> you have five different colors and camo. >> no, i got the $2 ones from jetblue and found out it doesn't work with the iphone. >> number two on the list is sean diddy combs. his earnings come from the music business and additional profits from beverage, clothing and television deals. >> and jay-z also making $60 million. he's been on tour with his wife beyonce helping his net worth and high profile in the music biz. >> that one kind of surprised me. i thought jay-z might have been higher up.
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next year after this tour, i think he's going to be number one spot. matt damon, a native of boston but didn't necessarily sound like it. he dropped that boston accent while on stage yesterday. >> headlining an event at the clinton global initiative talking about cleaning up polluted water when he did an impression of president clinton. attempting to mimic his southern drawl. >> when we talked to president clinton a few years ago, he said, just keep running those numbers up. run them up. >> pretty good. >> i'm impressed. >> president obama spoke after damon saying it's difficult taking the stage after such a big hollywood superstar. i'd like to see damon's obama impression. >> damon and affleck are pretty good at poking fun at others and themselves as well. hey y'all. after building an empire on --
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with food on television, rich with butter, sugar, southern charm, only to face a damaging scandal, paula deen is ready to come back. >> she admitted using a racial slur in the past. her shows on the food network were sidelined after that scandal and another one involving her hidden diabetes diagnosis with a lucrative drug company. >> she's appearing on her own network which is online and launches today with recipe programs and a documentary about the downfall. the programs are free but to watch that documentary and some of the cooking shows, you'll need to pay $10 a month for subscription. how such enough time? she said she was remorseful. regrets saying -- do you think she'll be able to rebuild? >> listen, because butter and sugar can certainly make a lot of apologies happen. you work your way into someone's appetite and you can find a mea culpa. we'll have to wait and see. >> how much air? i never can -- >> what do they call that? >> never enough butter, sugar or reena. that's what i say. >> that's so kind of you. middle of the night, dan. >> i bribe him after the show. >> stay with us.
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>> do what i have to do. >> i bribe him after the show. >> stay with us. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts,
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♪ ♪ i got a new attitude ♪ ♪ i got a new attitude welcome back, everyone. >> nothing like a good power suit to give you a good attitude. abc says i have too much attitude so i'm wearing a dress. >> actually, i said she had too much attitude. kerry washington rocks the look in her hit drama "scandal." >> fans of the show, i took notice of the style. now washington is launching her own clothing line. kabc's ellen leyva got a preview in los angeles. >> it's inspired by olivia because she's a lot more fearless than i am. >> reporter: kerry washington has become a standout on the red carpet. now she's blending her style with the expertise of
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"scandal's" costume stylist. >> we wanted to embody power and femininity. for so long, the power suit has meant looking look a man. we wanted to make sure olivia pope is somebody who brings her femininity to the table and not afraid to be a woman and embrace her power as a woman. the line tries to embody that idea. you don't have to choose between smart and sexy, powerful and feminine. you can be all of who you are as a woman. >> i'm the scandal. >> reporter: these clothes were absolutely inspired by you, the fans. >> consistently both lynn and i would get pictures posted an instagram and twitter of people creating their own gladiator in suit moment, their own olivia pope moment. >> we wanted to embrace our gladiators, have something aspirational, something that really does reflect the olivia popeness of it all but also be something that most people, i think, that could afford. >> how many pieces are there? >> 42 pieces from $49 to $298.
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>> and you can mix and match the pieces. >> reporter: like any good crusader, her favorite piece, the cape. something they used during "scandal" last year to help hide her pregnancy. >> you can dress them up, dress them down. you can be in jeans and a cape and it's classy. >> reporter: the fall collection is in stores and online now. as for the future -- >> we'll get holiday. we'll do holiday and then there will be spring. >> and from there, who knows. >> reporter: ellen leyva reporting for abc news. >> the ultimate tease. who knows what's going to happen next. >> it's a great idea. >> it's brilliant. i watch the show to see what she wears. it's all higher end stuff. >> you need to take a tip from that and start your own line. >> what do you think about my clothes? >> the reena collection. >> "scandal" tomorrow night, 9:00 p.m.
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>>od good morning. i'm dan kloeffle good morning. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." as the u.s. stepped up its campaign of air strikes in syria, we're learning new details about the khorasan terrorist group that they consider more dangerous to u.s. security than isis. more details coming up. and breaking this morning. a tense standoff in ferguson, missouri. protesters once again on the streets facing off against police. the action sparked after a fire destroyed a memorial to michael brown who was killed by a police officer. crooks are reportedly using card information stolen from
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home depot to buy electronics, groceries and prepaid debit cards. banks are rejecting the bogus buys as they appear unusual. just two weeks into season 19 of "dancing with the stars," a second celebrity has been given the boot. tavis smiley bowing out gracefully. he says he has no regrets and it's been a wonderful experience. those are some of our top >> announcer: from abc news, >> well, a good morning to you. we're going to begin with a new terror threat to america. >> until yesterday, few americans even heard of the khorasan group. and a lead group of al qaeda terrorists. that along with isis are among the targets in the u.s.-led air strikes in syria. the khorasan group was close to executing another 9/11-style attack either in europe or the u.s. but it was that new round of air strikes that stopped them.
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abc's martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: the images are stunning. and so are the numbers. nearly 250 bombs and missiles launched from 48 fighter jets, bombers, drones and navy ships. it began in the dead of night. 3:30 a.m. local. more than 40 tomahawk cruise missiles fired from u.s. war ships in the persian gulf and red sea targeting that khorasan terror cell around aleppo and isis targets in raqqa. it struck training camps, manufacturing centers and a finance center. half hour later, 4:00 a.m., the u.s. joined by its arab partners unleashed a torrent of f-18s, f-15s and f-16s and the f-22, the first time the stealth fighter has been used in combat. hitting an isis command and control center with gps precision guided missiles. >> you can see on the left-hand side the before shot and you can see as you look at it on the right-hand side the after shot. >> just after 7:00 a.m., the
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third and final wave. more fighter jets launched to take out isis targets near the iraq border, including this residential compound converted to an isis training camp. it was wiped out by a volley of missiles which the pentagon said hit directly on their marks. the u.s. carried out the overwhelming number of strikes but bahrain, jordan, the united arab emirates and saudi arabia all launched air strikes. qatar had armed fighter jets providing cover in case syrian government war planes showed up, but that did not happen. the pentagon is still doing bomb damage assessment but says so far it appears these strikes were very successful. they say there was minimal collateral damage, and they say they are not aware any of civilian deaths. but the pentagon acknowledged this campaign against isis could
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take years and with no ground troops, the targeting could become more difficult, the isis fighters try to blend in with the population. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> just hours after he ordered the first air strikes in syria, president obama was addressing yet another global crisis. >> he addressed the united nations climate summit describing the threat in the most dire terms. carolyn costello was there. >> reporter: as the world faces immediate threats like terrorism and isis, as well as a growing ebola epidemic, president obama told the u.n. general assembly -- >> there's one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other. and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate. >> reporter: the u.s. second only to china in carbon pollution. president obama pledging a commitment to reducing emissions, asking china to do
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the same. >> so the climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. >> reporter: 120 heads of state came to the u.n. climate summit. business leaders and activists including actor leonardo dicaprio were among those to speak. >> i play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. i believe that mankind has looked at climate change in that same way, as if it were a fiction. >> reporter: dicaprio and the u.n. secretary-general were also among hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in new york and many more around the world who in advance of the summit rallied in the people's climate march. a call to action president obama said world leaders cannot ignore. negotiations for a new global climate treaty begin in december. the hope is to avoid what happened at the last global summit when world leaders left without signing a binding agreement. public health experts estimate the ebola virus could infect 1.4 million people in west africa before it's over. that's the worst case scenario.
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cdc officials say it could peak well below that if efforts continue to control the outbreak are ramped up. the projections are based in conditions from late august. they do not take into account a recent spike in medical help sent to the stricken region. in pennsylvania, it's day 12 in the search for the man suspected of killing a state trooper. the hunt has trapped families in their homes, kept children home from school and left several communities on edge. but now police have some new insight about the suspect. abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: a strange look into the world of one of america's most wanted men. documentary footage showing the accused cop killer participating in a vietnam war re-enactment. >> it's about teaching the public and showing the equipment that was used, talking about the history of it all. >> reporter: he appears happy. >> eric is a clown. >> reporter: the re-enactors spending days in the woods reliving long ago fought battles. back then, frein seems to know it's all a game. >> it's not vietnam. we're in the middle of pennsylvania in a revolutionary war fort.
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not a place to really try and re-enact a battle. >> reporter: now the fugitive has blurred the line between fantasy and reality. they believe he's hiding out in the woods, driving towards the search area, we saw law enforcement officers lining the roads. kent van horn lives just inside that search zone. >> you've had the officers searching in your house and in your yard? >> yep. they walk through the house, through the property. checked out the basement. secured the area. >> reporter: kids finally going back to class. >> so this is our way to school. >> reporter: we road along with lisa as she went to pick up her 11-year-old daughter samantha. >> we have a police officer right there. that make you feel better? >> it does. >> reporter: better but not truly safe until eric frein is
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caught. >> hey, princess. i'm happy you had a great day. >> reporter: so many nervous parents keeping their kids at home. school attendance down 30%. linzie janis, pennsylvania. we're starting to see the impact from the home depot credit card breach. "the wall street journal" reports criminals are using the stolen card information to buy prepaid cards, electronics even groceries. the banks and home depot are on the hook for the losses but they cause inconvenience and hardship for the customers. some texas lottery players who thought they'd won the jackpot in a scratch-off game are fighting mad. here's why the controversy is over the fun 5's scratch off game the lottery started september 1st. to win you have to get three 5s in a row and scratch off a money bag. but the directions make it seem as though you can just win if you just get the 5s or just the money bag. some lottery players have now hired a lawyer. >> lawyers are and and/or. this is one of those cases where and really means something.
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they didn't put the word and in. it looks like there's two ways to win in the game number five. >> lottery watchdog groups have heard from a number of winners who jumped up and down when they won but when they scan them at the store their hopes dashed. >> what a disappointment. >> it is. but apparently not only can they sue the state in limited capacity. they are also contemplating suing the manufacturer of those tickets. >> i wonder how successful they'll be. >> when you get your hopes up like that, don't go out and buy the car right away. >> i certainly hope they didn't. get it scanned first. things got testy, real testy during a bench-clearing brawl between the san francisco giants and los angeles dodgers. when madison baumgartner hit puig in the ankle. it dates back to maybe when puig hit a home run off the pitcher and then took a few seconds to
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actually admire his work. you don't do that. bad blood. >> not sportsmanlike. not really. here's a look at the weather on this wednesday morning. much of the west coast will see heavy rain with up to four inches possible. up in the pacific northwest, more heavy rain. showers from north texas up into the great lakes as well. >> it will be cooler for much of the nation. 60s and 70s for most of the east. 80s in the south and west. phoenix will see another day of triple digits. 103 degrees. wow. so if you really love airline food, now you can actually get it delivered at home. >> is that a rhetorical question? if you did -- >> online grocery store jeremy's offering airline food 1. the service for diehard travelers. does germany have better airline food? >> apparently so. >> you get one meal a week from
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the same company that provides meals for lufthansa. i've had their food. it's not too bad. >> you fly fancy, though, any place you're going, reena. >> exactly. right. i'm like in the baggage department. >> these meals aren't the barely palatable offerings in the economy class. this is business class. this is where reena sits, not where i sit. the cost about $12, but it's only available in germany. >> probably for good reason. >> a lot of the airlines say the reason why things are kind of made a little differently than what you'd get on the ground it has to be seasoned differently because of the altitude. your palate changes when you are 30,000 feet. >> i hate when you order the vegetarian meal and they give you indian food. it's not good up in the air. >> it's never five-star dining up there. pack your own, right? >> yeah. a potentially costly problem with the iphone 6 just days after its launch. >> that's not stopping the frenzy at apple stores where fights are breaking out. why some pushy customers aren't even planning to use the phones themselves.
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design flaw because of the light weight aluminum body. there's no comment from apple. >> makes me a little nervous when you'll drop that kind of cash and -- >> or when you drop it? i do it like eight times a day. the iphone 6 is such a hot item that customers are fighting to buy them but not necessarily to use them. >> some of them are being shipped overseas to be sold at a huge mark-up. that's causing tension, even violence at some stores. here's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: it's the other side of the ifrenzy. disorder, misconduct, mayhem. outside of multiple apple stores across the country. an independent filmmaker capturing this scene in new york city. officers arresting people in line. police responding to pandemonium outside this store in connecticut as new information about who police think is behind some of the trouble. >> there were two rival groups of mainly chinese men and women who were trying to one up each
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other for their place in line, and it escalated, and the fight became quite large. >> reporter: investigators say it's part of a scheme to buy phones here in the u.s. and sell them for five, even ten times as much an the black market in china where they've yet to go on sale. vendors an the streets of beijing reportedly selling an iphone 6 for $1,430. seven times what it costs here. an iphone 6 even pricier. it's 987% over the list price. she's third party sellers taking out valuable space making it harder than ever for you to get your hands on an iphone. >> on friday they go on sale in 22 other countries, except china where the most demand is. i want to know, can you get a cheaper iphone like the 5? >> i would imagine those are going to -- why don't you just
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ask me? >> you should know. the apple techie. >> i'm just wearing blue pretending to work at the genius bar. >> we're just kind of like, hey, how do you use this thing? but, boy, we look pretty in blue, don't we? >> stay with us. we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. today there is only one park for every 14,000 americans. connection to nature is a right that the trust for public land is fighting to preserve. from boulevards to ball fields and ponds to playgrounds, together we have saved over 3 million acres of land. a park is a gift that is worth protecting. help support the trust for public land and the gift of parks today.
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♪ why do you have to be so mean? >> it's wednesday. takes so much work. the allegations coming in lyrics from taylor swift.
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but those are allegations also coming against miss america. >> she spoke out about abuse during the pageant last week. now she's speaking out about her own conduct as mara schiavocampo reports. >> miss new york! >> reporter: kira kazantsev won the competition by impressing judges with her unusual musical talent. ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness ♪ >> reporter: and commitment to fighting domestic violence. anonymous allegations that she carried out, quote, exceptionally harsh hazing. monday kazantsev admitted being kicked out of her sorority last year after an investigation into her behavior. now she's speaking out. >> these allegations, first all of, just aren't true. >> reporter: telling "good morning america" her actions were not extreme. >> all i can do is sit here and
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be honest and share that, yes, i was involved under the broad definition of hazing at some point. it included something like you would stand in a line and basically recite information or a few sleepless nights. >> reporter: the website jezebel reporting the hazing was more brutal. under kira's supervision, pledges in the incoming class were called names and made to perform physical tasks to the point of bruising and exhaustion. hazing is all too common. more than half of college students involved in clubs and teams say they've experienced it.ms say they've experienced >> you do unto others what was done to you. but usually kids like to add their own mark so they increase the hazing. >> reporter: now that this story is out, this miss america says it's important for her to address it. >> i'm going to take this negative and turn it into a positive. >> reporter: the sorority says they have a zero tolerance policy towards hazing. we've also learned that some
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sororities here are e-mailing members asking them not to speak to the media. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. ♪
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♪ ♪ finally this half hour, inspiration an a wednesday morning coming from a pro baseball player who would not take no for an answer. >> and a youth football team with a winning spirit, despite obstacles.
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it could put you in a victorious attitude as abc's david muir reports. >> reporter: meet the pee wee football team getting ready for their big game in new york. the 6-year-olds and 7-year-olds and their first opponents. the banner that wouldn't break free. one after the other going down. but that's the thing about kids. they don't give up. it was just a couple of weeks ago we introduced you to hilda rodriguez. he started out young too and then made it to the minors. just this month his first ever major league at-bat. >> gilda rodriguez. >> reporter: 31 years old, now playing for the texas rangers. a moment he'd been hoping for since he was 18. recruited for milwaukee but they said he wasn't ready. they sent him down to the minors. more than 1,000 games waiting for a shot at the majors. then he got it. >> to see my name in the starting lineup is unbelievable. >> reporter: but the story gets even better.
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bottom of the third, his dad in his stands and wife there, too, and watch this. >> rodriguez with his family watching has his first major league hit. >> reporter: his wife with a hug from his dad and then his dad wiping away those tears. a standing ovation. then another one. >> there's a line drive. >> reporter: one score, the crowd wild again. the rangers winning. you know what's coming next. smiling the whole time. it got us thinking about that other team, the lesson you learn when you're young. you don't break through the first time, there's always the next. or the next. david muir, abc news, new york. >> that is the lesson of persistence and perseverance. >> you forget when you start off and you are learning sports, these little lessons that add up and teach you along the road. >> don't take no for an answer. that's the bottom line. >> follow us on facebook, wnnfans.com. on facebook, wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now" -- a growing threat. new targets revealed in the attack on isis and even more dangerous terrorist group has emerged from the rubble of the u.s.-led air strikes in syria. >> many brothers died and many brothers got wounded. >> the next steps in this global fight against terror. wanted. police have declared jesse matthews a suspect in the disappearance of uva student hannah graham. he was the last person seen with her but now nowhere to be found. as the desperate search continues. and rolling with mom. as states legalize marijuana, could a joint be the new glass of wine for parents? >> you aren't opposed to being a little bit high in front of your kids?
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>> i am -- >> the cannabis campaign continues. it's wednesday, september 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good wednesday morning. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. >> now i know why juju has that mellow smell. >> mellow when she came into work today. >> exactly. exactly. >> you think about that. over the years, was it that, you know, new moms were maybe sneaking look a cigarette, maybe then sneaking a drink and now it's like sneaking a joint. >> i can't wait to see this. >> i can't wait to see juju's reaction to it. so interesting. interesting circumstance to be in. >> right, right, exactly. we have, as always, this week it seems like a lot of hard breaking news. this half hour, there are new
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revelations about a growing terror threat to america that 24 hours ago most of us didn't even know existed. >> it's called the khorasan group and being considered a bigger threat to security than isis. so much so that the group was among the targets hit in monday night's air strikes in syria. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: a concern was so great that the u.s. dedicated eight of its 22 air strikes against the syrian base of the khorasan group outside aleppo. >> we believe the khorasan group was nearing the execution phase of an attack in europe or the homeland. >> reporter: three key factors about why the khorasan group is considered so dangerous. it's made up of 50 seasoned al qaeda fighters. many of whom who close to osama bin laden. they were building bombs undetectable by the latest airport screening machines. among their targets were passenger jets bound for the u.s. using western recruits posing as tourists to carry the
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bomb on. >> the khorasan group has attempted to recruit westerners to serve as operatives or infiltrate back into their homeland. >> reporter: a dutch jihadist in the aleppo area posted a video of the aftermath of what he said was a u.s. air strike against an al qaeda headquarters. >> many brothers died and many brothers got wounded. >> reporter: the u.s. had developed unusually good intelligence on the syrian safe haven of the hard-core al qaeda unit. and the white house treated the khorasan group's very existence as a state secret until the president talked about it. >> we also took strikes to disrupt plotting against the united states and our allies by seasoned operatives known as the khorasan group. >> reporter: the leader is a one-time confidante of bin laden, muhsin al fadhli, sent to syria by al qaeda leaders. u.s. officials said most of his men involved in the plot and maybe him were killed. >> we believe that the individuals that were plotting and planning it have been --
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have been eliminated. >> reporter: u.s. officials say they don't know who or how many of the terror suspects they've killed but they remain confident they were able to disrupt that plot at least for now. brian ross, abc news, new york. president obama faces a full day today at the united nations addressing the full assembly this morning. and the u.n. security council this afternoon. he'll no doubt be briefing members on isis and the khorasan group. monday night's air strikes launched nearly 250 bomb and missiles from 48 fighter jets, bombers and drones and navy ships kicking off a campaign that could last for years. osama bin laden's son-in-law sulaiman abu ghaith has been sentenced to life in prison for acting as a spokesperson for al qaeda after the 9/11 attacks. he's the highest member to be tried in america since the attacks. the judge admonished him for his lack of remorse and continued desire to threaten and kill americans. three people are dead, including a gunman in what
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appears to be a case of workplace violence. it happened at this u.p.s. facility in birmingham, alabama. an employee who had been let go the day before returned early yesterday morning and shot two supervisors. >> these people came to work today. they had no idea that this would be their last day here on earth. >> the shooter who went to that facility in his u.p.s. uniform then turned the gun on himself. the company has brought in counselors to help other employees who had witnessed that violence. the new development in the case of the missing university of virginia student. hannah graham of last seen 11 days ago. now a person of interest is now a prime suspect. steve osunsami has the latest. >> reporter: he's now wanted for a sex crime in the case of the missing university of virginia student. police have charged 32-year-old jesse matthew with abduction with intent to defile. accusing him of kidnapping 18-year-old hannah graham with the intent of having sex.
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police are still waiting on a complete set of test results from samples they took from his car and clothes from his apartment. he's the last person seen in surveillance video with graham. police have him meeting the missing student at this downtown mall near the university of virginia. >> we've never characterize plead matthew as a suspect. i need to talk to you. if there came a point in time where the two of you parted ways, then i need to know that. >> reporter: police were hoping to talk with him saturday. when he show up at their headquarters and asked for a lawyer but didn't answer questions. they didn't arrest him because they didn't have a crime. they say he walked out and then dangerously sped away from police who were tailing him so they charged him with reckless driving. they may have let him go on purpose. >> let him go. he may take you potentially to a body, evidence, a weapon. >> reporter: the university hospital confirms he worked in their operating room as a patient technician since 2012. if police are following him, they're not saying that.
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saying they've spoken with his family and it's possible he's left the city. steve osunsami, abc news, charlottesville, virginia. police released new surveillance video and a sketch of a suspect in a series of attacks on the university of florida campus in gainesville. it shows a man walking along the sidewalk and picking up a traffic cone and tossing it into traffic. other video of him from that day had already surfaced. one of three women he's believed to have attacked. a report that he's six-feet tall with short brown hair and a beard. and at the university of chicago, a list being circulated that accuses half a dozen current and former students of committing sex crimes. was posted online and in campus bathrooms under the headline "keeping the community safe since the university won't." but that list is being posted anonymously. chicago is one of a dozen schools under federal investigation for its handling of sexual assault policies. a new study suggests that a possible link between autism and low iron intake during
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pregnancy. researchers found mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies. those behind the studies stress that it needed to be replicated and they are being cautious with the results. they made such a push about folic acid. it's so important if you're thinking of getting pregnant. make sure you focus on your intake of folic acid. now to hear about iron as something also to watch. >> one of the things the author of the study said they're not certain if there's an association between age of the mother as well, whether or not a mother that's 35 years old or older when giving birth if that had some kind of a role in this. as a mother, or as an expecting parent, it's got to be so frustrating to know, should you be taking this supplement, that supplement. a study comes out every day that can sometimes contradict. >> i remember eating smoked salmon. they say being careful when you eat smoked salmon or certain cheeses. i remember thinking, my gosh, i can't believe it. nine weeks pregnant i've eaten smoked salmon. but you're fine. >> ice cream and pickles.
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that's the safe way to go. >> i'm glad you clarified that for our viewers. another health headline. we've heard it before, but it's actually true. eating healthy and not smoking really does reduce your risk of heart attacks. a new study found simply improving those behaviors could prevent 4 out of every 5 heart attacks. researchers followed more than 20,000 men for more than a decade. they found those with healthy lifestyles had 86% lower risk of heart attack. if you are a super rich art collector, you're in luck. some rare paintings are going on the auction block this fall. >> "le pretense," as most people would say, by edouard manet -- not to be confused with monet -- has been loaned out for the past two decades. it could fetch as much as $35 million. >> christie's is also offering two andy warhol paintings. these are among his most famous. there's triple elvis which shows the young rock 'n' roll star as a cowboy.
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and a portrait of brando on a motorcycle. >> both of those could combined maybe get christie's 130 -- not christie's but could raise $130 million right there. >> crack that piggy bank open tonight, dan. see how much you have. >> exactly. christie's, do you take coupons? that's the only way i'll be able to afford one of those. coming up in "the mix," forget about elaborate, expensive wedding gowns. one woman made hers for next to nothing all while riding the bus. great story. first, dream cars stolen from luxury dealerships in a flash. the search is on for some daring thieves. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifelock. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifelock. [ male announcer ] meet mary. she loves to shop online with her debit card.
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♪ dan says that to me every morning. >> i wake up and i'm here and the reality comes true. >> and he realizes it's a nightmare. dream cars stolen in mere seconds from luxury dealerships and the dramatic heists are captured by surveillance cameras. >> it should help them track
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down the thieves before they steal again. cecilia vega shows how they quickly strike. >> reporter: they have the keys. all these hooded thieves had to do is find the car that matches. surveillance video catching them in the act. the team of thieves running through this dealership and right there in their hands a board filled with keys. watch as they go from car to car clicking those electronic keys to find the right car when the lights flash, jackpot. they drive away. >> they were able to get inside each of them, jumping in one of the cars and trying to drive off with it. >> reporter: if it seems like a scene straight out of a movie, it is. >> hello, ladies. >> reporter: but getting away wasn't so easy for the crooks in "gone in 60 seconds." stolen cars are big business.
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one car taken in this country every 43 seconds. these thieves hit three different san francisco area dealerships in just 48 hours driving off with 22 of the most expensive cars made from range rovers and bmws to audis and mercedes. now the fear is what comes next? those thieves still have more keys and the dealers fear they may strike again. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> that's just why you have to always buy, i guess, cheap cars, right? >> yeah. apparently hondas and toyotas are pretty valuable, too. >> it's like i guess you aren't really safe. unless you are sporting the rolls royce, miss reena. >> little do people know i actually take the bus to work. >> which is why we share a commuting time, right? >> uh-huh. >> when the going gets rough, just mellow out. the growing number of stressed out moms turning to marijuana to ease their daily ups and downs. and they are going public with mommy's little helper. the newly crowned miss america responds to allegations
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she was a bully at her college. it's an abc news exclusive. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ ♪ ♪ well, forget about sipping a little wine because a growing number of moms with young kids are smoking a joint or two just to help melt away the stress. >> with recreational pot legal in colorado and washington, parents are spreading the buzz saying, hey, it's okay. we're "up all nightline" with juju chang. >> reporter: by day she's a busy mom chasing her two sons. but by night, this is how jane west likes to let loose. >> let's do it. >> reporter: lighting up a joint of artisanal marijuana. that's right. like jane, a 38-year-old
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entrepreneur, these young moms are unapologetic about getting high. it's not against the law to get high but that doesn't mean taking a toke is socially acceptable. some are adamant that pot and parenthood simply don't mix. >> how would you feel if your kids started smoking pot? >> the same way i'd feel if they started drinking alcohol. we need to talk about substance use. they need to be responsible. i truly hope they don't start using substances until they're adults. >> reporter: jane is making it her mission to bring pot out of the shadows and into the spotlight. >> if other people were willing to talk about it instead of saying, i was so drunk last night. be this comfortable saying, i was so stoned last night, then more people would be talking about it just as openly. >> reporter: she's not only convinced this is the beginning of the end of pot prohibition nationwide, she wants to spread the word as the founder of edible events, a company throwing elegant, upscale, weed friendly parties. >> it's almost as if pot use is
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coming out of the closet. >> i'd like to to come out of the closet. dressed in heels and go out on a friday night. >> reporter: she's not alone when it comes to moms getting high. the risk comes with higher stakes than just being judged on the playground. brittany gets high regularly. and she's mom to a 2-year-old boy. she's also a local columnist who wrote recently about the very real risk that child protective services can take your kids away if they think you are an irresponsible pot smoker. >> based on just the fact it's even in my home, which is crazy. >> reporter: colorado child protective services tells us a parent's marijuana use is held to the same standard as alcohol or prescription pills. but critics believe parents who smoke pot are putting their kids at risk. dr. margaret haney of the marijuana research lab has been studying the effects of pot for 20 years. she says the fact that people react differently is precisely the problem.
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>> heavy smokers can operate fairly well while high because they become tolerant to all the disruptive effects. but you really want to think through what your kids are witnessing and how your behavior might be changing after you smoke. >> reporter: here in denver, legalization has turned the city into a mecca for a new type of drag queen. whether or not you think pot should be legal, even critics believe it's only a matter of time before other states legalize pot as well. economists predict within five years the business of legal marijuana will exceed $10 billion, which is why jane founded a ladies networking group called women grow to encourage others to get in on the ground floor. in fact, jane is busy preparing for the splashiest, highest profile event of her career. a fund-raiser for the colorado symphony orchestra at the upscale concert venue known as red rock. jane hopes what's happening here will make smoking dope seem elegant, even refined and
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eventually change the tune of the debate. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> we joke about it, but it's going to become a serious issue. >> absolutely. >> stay with us.
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wednesday "mix." the white house released this video. the president in town for meetings with the united nations and this is how he disembarked from marine one. you can see the salute to the marines at the base of the helicopter. but in his right hand, as he is saluting is a coffee cup. >> oh, come on. >> and this is stirring up quite a lot of reaction online. some are saying this may have been a presidential slip. others are saying that it showed no respect for the armed forces. either way, though, it does make you stop for a second and just kind of like, look at this. >> you know you'll be saluting as you come down the stairs and the whole traffic situation is yours. you can stop at starbucks anywhere and get a latte. >> this is theological point that reena is making. i'm sure marine one has like a little self-service station.
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>> espresso machine or something. well, every girl spends so much money, many women, i should say, on their wedding dress. take a look at this design by one woman. $30. she made her own wedding dress. it's a pineapple stitch. >> for 30 bucks? >> she did it on the way to work on the bus for five months. >> wow. >> this is the part i love the best. that dress, machine washable, doesn't wrinkle, doesn't need special care and she's washed it several times. that is one smart cookie. >> as a certified crafter, i'm very impressed. that's very cool for $30. and you did it on your commute. what do we do? the "times" crossword puzzle and avoid eye contact with anyone else riding the sub way at this time. in the united king doll, a
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single mother reached out. she needed some medication. her car broke down. needed the medicine. what did she do? she posted on facebook on a group saying, help, i need someone to help bring me some medication. a manchester university student saw the posting normally throughout to help sell bicycles and motorcycles. jumps on his motorcycle. zooms off. picks up her medication. drives it to her house. total strangers. he saved the day. >> the power of social media. who knew. we're hearing more of these stories about people helping. >> now he's got a job at -- as delivery man apparently. speaking of a job as delivery man, can you imagine police showing up with your cheese pizza you ordered from pizza hut? it happened in portland. when the pizza hut driver got injured in a crash, these two guys, michael filbert and royce curtis from the portland police department, they brought the pizza to the man. he took a picture. and he sent it in to the spokesperson at the police department. >> that's one time you want to get pulled over. just make sure extra cheese on the order.
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this morning on "world news now" -- attack ois. this morning on "world news now" -- attack on isis. the u.s.-led coalition takes strategic aim from the air as the situation an the ground develops with more and more refugees leaving syria. we're live with the latest. flaring up. what led to more tension in ferguson, missouri, a month and a half after a racially charged fatal police shooting. the new anger and resentment. hot pursuit. police in southern california chase the driver of a u-haul truck. the big scare and how it ended near a world famous theme park and stepping away. the surprises as "dancing with the stars" judges dismiss a second contestant from the stage this season. the big farewell and who is showing promise. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, september 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> good wednesday morning to you. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. we begin with the situation an the ground in the middle east and the u.s.-led air strikes in syria on monday night. they were all part of a blitz of nearly 250 bombs and missiles from 48 fighter jets, bombers, drones and navy ships centered around the isis stronghold of raqqa. >> it wasn't just isis in the cross hairs. alex marquardt joins us live from near the syrian border in turkey with the latest. alex, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. those two air strikes that you just mentioned, the targeted vehicles that belong to isis and even though they took place during the daytime on tuesday, that's yesterday local time, the pentagon is considering those to be part of the initial wave of strikes. so far we haven't heard about anything beyond that first wave.
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now it's about -- it is 9:00 a.m. in syria. the fact we haven't seen a second assault yet tells us that this isn't going to be as the pentagon has repeatedly said, another shock and awe campaign. this campaign in syria will look much like the air strike campaign against isis in iraq where over the past six weeks we've seen a few strikes a day or every few days against isis targets. it will likely slow down quite a bit. >> i want to ask about the syrian refugee situation an the turkish border. how has that been impacted by this campaign? >> reporter: the numbers we've seen coming across the boarder has slowed way down. yesterday there were only around 1,000 refugees who had crossed into turkey whereas in the previous four days there had been over 130,000. many were actually trying to go back yesterday. i spent most of the day at a border crossing where families were trying to go back into
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northern syria, back into their villages. it's fair to say these strikes have given a fair bit of confidence to those kurdish communities in northern syria that were coming under attack by isis over the past week. that said, the vast majority of those refugees remain in turkey and are looking for shelter. >> possibly an even bigger threat, alex, the khorasan group. >> about a week ago, most of us had never heard of this group. think of it as a cell of al qaeda. it's a group of around third hardened al qaeda veterans from afghanistan, yemen, pakistan and other places. but their goal isn't to take down the assad regime like the other al qaeda group in syria. it's not to create an islamic state like isis. their goal is to recruit western jihadists in syria to then carry out attacks at home, including what's being called an imminent plot against the united states. this group was focused on developing new types of explosives that could, for example, be carried on to planes without detection. >> developments coming still. alex marquardt reporting live from turkey. thanks for your time and stay safe as always. a tense standoff in the
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streets of ferguson, missouri, this morning. it began yesterday when neighbors woke up to a fire burning a memorial at the site where michael brown was killed by a police officer last month. after night had fallen, a crowd gathered there. some looting a nearby beauty parlor. police arrived. protesters faced off against them chanting. there are reports of arrests at this hour. police barricades are up and some are vowing to stay there all night. the white house is stepping up security following the fence jumping incident, a second shorter fence has been added in front of the permanent one. it comes four days after an army veteran scaled the fence and entered the executive mansion with a knife. on tuesday, five demonstrators shut down a checkpoint at the white house. they were removed by secret service officers. this morning the desperate manhunt for a cop killer resumes in pennsylvania.
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a new side of eric frein is revealed in documentary footage. it shows frein participating in a vietnam war re-enactment. they believe frein is hiding out in the woods. now to another search under way. police are looking for three people who snatched two teenaged girls off the streets and held them captive. after nearly a full day they managed to escape and borrowed a stranger's phone to make a desperate 911 call. here's neal karlinsky with that chilling tape. >> they took us. somebody took us. >> reporter: two teenage girls hysterical an the phone with 911 just minutes after escaping what police call a random and terrifying kidnapping. >> he took us in their car. >> are you still in the car? >> no, we got out of the car. >> reporter: the 16-year-old and 17-year-olds told police it began when they snuck out at 2:00 a.m. during a sleepover and were approached by a red suv. two men and a woman inside offering them a ride.
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the girls declined and say that's when they were forced in at knife point. the mother of one of the victims agreed to speak if her identity was hidden. >> every time they moved or whimpered or anything, they would punch them or my daughter was cut in multiple places. >> reporter: police say it went on like that for 19 hours. the girls' hands duct taped until one point when the car was stopped they wiggled free and made a run for it. >> what's the address of your emergency? >> i don't know. can you help me? >> reporter: police are still on the hunt for the red suv and say the two girls are lucky to have made it out. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> so difficult to hear those calls. in other news this morning, the cause of an apartment fire that injured ten people is under investigation. the officials say some people had to jump out of a second and third story windows to get to safety. hundreds of firefighters battled this blaze that started in a
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second floor hallway. five adults and three children were being treated for smoke inhalation. that blaze appears to be suspicious. to the west, firefighters are finally getting a handle on california's biggest wildfire. a turn could provide new problems. the king fehr has scorched 140 square miles destroying 12 homes and triggering the evacuation of nearly 3,000 people. the fire is now about 35% contained but high winds and dry conditions could reverse those gains. further south, they are praying for some dry conditions in parts of new mexico and west texas. remnants from hurricane odile and fresh storm system moving through the area triggered flash floods watching out roads, flooding homes and submerging entire neighborhoods. fortunately, the rain for these areas, it's about to end. >> yes, but not so the case in other parts of the country. here's a look at today's weather. heavy rain for much of the west coast. up to four inches possible in some areas in the pacific northwest.
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the southwest will catch a bit of a break but a band of showers extends from north texas to the great lakes. and more heavy rain for the southeast coastline. >> temperatures are cooling for much of the nation. 60s and 70s for most of the east. 80s in the south and to the west. phoenix will see another day of triple digits. california police have a lot of moves when it comes to ending high-speed cases. last night they were on the trail of a u-haul truck near disneyland. the driver took. when they tried to pull him over for failing to yield. the cops used a pit maneuver to force the truck to spin. the driver surrendered and is behind bars. turns out the truck was stolen. >> because no one is moving at that time of the night anyway, right? >> very good point. >> the cheetah population got a healthy boost last week.
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five new cubs born at the richmond zoo in virginia. >> mom is a 3-year-old named milani. this is her first litter. dad is a 6-year-old. it's not always a sure thing that captive cheetahs will have a maternal instinct. this new family seems to be doing just fine. >> even if sometimes the cubs have to kind of wait in line for dinnertime, but still, all look very happy. the mother cub was in labor for six hours. >> no epidural, i'm guessing. >> i don't know if that's optional at the zoos. cute and cuddly until they rip your face off. >> never know what's under the desk. coming up on "the skinny," a celebrity chef took a bitter turn and has now tried a new recipe for success starting today. >> but first -- there she is. there she is right there. miss america in the middle of a scandal so soon after winning the crown. her response with some harsh allegations. it's an abc news exclusive. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ little miss can't be wrong ♪ little miss can't be wrong so her platform was about fighting domestic abuse. now miss america is facing serious allegations. >> did she haze her sorority sisters in college? she's doing damage control this morning as brandi hitt reports. >> miss new york! >> reporter: just one week after
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being crowned miss america, a role model meant to represent intelligence, beauty and grace, kira kazantsev finds herself facing allegations of hazing. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with "good morning america" she says she was forced out of the sorority at hofstra university last year. the website jezebel reporting it came after an investigation that under kira's supervision, pledges in the incoming class were called names and made to perform physical tasks to the point of bruising and exhaustion. but miss america, whose platform is combating domestic violence, describes those events differently. >> under the definition of haze, yes, i was involved. you'd stand in a line and they -- a few sleepless nights. crafting. things that were like menial tasks. >> reporter: she was ultimately kicked out of it over an e-mail
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she sent joking about scaring pledges that was taken out of context. but experts familiar with the college ritual and the code of silence say it's no laughing matter. >> if she wanted to bring the anti-hazing message to the country, that would be a great idea that it is happening and kids are getting hurt every single day and also dying. >> reporter: the miss america organization is standing by its winner saying she's been fully transparent about her termination from the sorority. reena and dan? >> this is -- she'll continue on with her platform and touring the country and the world. no doubt the question will come up time and time again. it will be interesting to see if any of her former sisters will come forward. >> it was an anonymous source that leaked this to jezebel website. and it just seems like this may not be the last we hear of this. coming up in "the skinny," the surprises on "dancing with the stars" as the second celebrity of the season gets the boot. and the hip-hop mogul that's made more money than anybody else in the business. "the skinny" up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ews now"
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny." topping the headlines, the second celebrity hanging up their dancing shoes. >> just two weeks into season 19, "dancing with the stars," tavis smiley was given the boot last night. smiley had been paired with professional dancer sharna burgess. >> she said, "i do not live a life of regrets. it's been a wonderful experience." no drama or finger-pointing. just great sportsmanship. you wish you'd be able to last a little longer into the season. not crying about how you didn't stretch out enough before your dance or whatever that was. anyway. "forbes" magazine is out with a list of artists that are tops in the music business. number-one making a bundle
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outside of the recording industry. >> that's right. fore forbes named dr. dre number one in hip hop banking $620 million in pretax earnings not just over the past year. he made more than any other musician evaluated by "forbes." a lot of his income comes from the sale of his high-end head phone company beats to apple. that was worth $3 billion. >> do you have those? you are hip. you have those. >> i am so uncool. >> you have five different colors and camo. >> no, i got the $2 ones from jetblue and found out it doesn't work with the iphone. >> number two on the list is sean diddy combs. his earnings come from the music business and additional profits from beverage, clothing and television deals. >> and jay-z also making $60 million. he's been on tour with his wife beyonce helping his net worth and high profile in the music biz. >> that one kind of surprised me.
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i thought jay-z might have been higher up. next year after this tour, i think he's going to be number one spot. matt damon, a native of boston but didn't necessarily sound like it. he dropped that boston accent while on stage yesterday. >> headlining an event at the clinton global initiative talking about cleaning up polluted water when he did an impression of president clinton. attempting to mimic his southern drawl. >> when we talked to president clinton a few years ago, he said, just keep running those numbers up. run them up. >> pretty good. >> i'm impressed. >> president obama spoke after damon saying it's difficult taking the stage after such a big hollywood superstar. i'd like to see damon's obama impression. >> damon and affleck are pretty good at poking fun at others and themselves as well. hey y'all. after building an empire on -- with food on television, rich with butter, sugar, southern charm, only to face a
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damaging scandal, paula deen is ready to come back. >> she admitted using a racial slur in the past. her shows on the food network were sidelined after that scandal and another one involving her hidden diabetes diagnosis with a lucrative drug company. >> she's appearing on her own network which is online and launches today with recipe programs and a documentary about the downfall. the programs are free but to watch that documentary and some of the cooking shows, you'll need to pay $10 a month for subscription. how such enough time? she said she was remorseful. regrets saying -- do you think she'll be able to rebuild? >> listen, because butter and sugar can certainly make a lot of apologies happen. you work your way into someone's appetite and you can find a mea culpa. we'll have to wait and see. >> how much air? i never can -- >> what do they call that? >> never enough butter, sugar or reena. that's what i say. >> that's so kind of you. middle of the night, dan. >> i bribe him after the show. >> stay with us.
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>> do what i have to do. >> i bribe him after the show. >> stay with us. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts,
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♪ ♪ i got a new attitude ♪ ♪ i got a new attitude welcome back, everyone. >> nothing like a good power suit to give you a good attitude. abc says i have too much attitude so i'm wearing a dress. >> actually, i said she had too much attitude. kerry washington rocks the look in her hit drama "scandal." >> fans of the show, i took notice of the style. now washington is launching her own clothing line. kabc's ellen leyva got a preview in los angeles. >> it's inspired by olivia because she's a lot more fearless than i am. >> reporter: kerry washington has become a standout on the red carpet. now she's blending her style with the expertise of
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"scandal's" costume stylist. >> we wanted to embody power and femininity. for so long, the power suit has meant looking look a man. we wanted to make sure olivia pope is somebody who brings her femininity to the table and not afraid to be a woman and embrace her power as a woman. the line tries to embody that idea. you don't have to choose between smart and sexy, powerful and feminine. you can be all of who you are as a woman. >> i'm the scandal. >> reporter: these clothes were absolutely inspired by you, the fans. >> consistently both lynn and i would get pictures posted an instagram and twitter of people creating their own gladiator in suit moment, their own olivia pope moment. >> we wanted to embrace our gladiators, have something aspirational, something that really does reflect the olivia popeness of it all but also be something that most people, i think, that could afford. >> how many pieces are there? >> 42 pieces from $49 to $298.
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>> and you can mix and match the pieces. >> reporter: like any good crusader, her favorite piece, the cape. something they used during "scandal" last year to help hide her pregnancy. >> you can dress them up, dress them down. you can be in jeans and a cape and it's classy. >> reporter: the fall collection is in stores and online now. as for the future -- >> we'll get holiday. we'll do holiday and then there will be spring. >> and from there, who knows. >> reporter: ellen leyva reporting for abc news. >> the ultimate tease. who knows what's going to happen next. >> it's a great idea. >> it's brilliant. i watch the show to see what she wears. it's all higher end stuff. >> you need to take a tip from that and start your own line. >> what do you think about my clothes? >> the reena collection. >> "scandal" tomorrow night, 9:00 p.m.
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. making news in america this morning, in just hours, president obama addresses the u.n. convincing more nations to join the fight against terror. a new group threatening the u.s. homeland. not just isis. air strikes just the start of that fight that could take years. we're live in the region with the latest. breaking overnight, new violence in ferguson, missouri. tensions high again after a memorial to michael brown is set ablaze. also overnight, wanted, police issuing an arrest warrant in the search for hannah graham, missing nearly two weeks. her suspected kidnapper nowhere to be found. and the new iphones are a hit, but are they too slim? look how far they can bend.

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